Persona 3 Portable has a female protagonist and the original male protagonist. A more detailed Famitsu scan explains you get to choose your gender before the game starts.
The female route has different events and new characters, like a male attendant that replaces Elizabeth in the Velvet Room. Persona 3 Portable is based on The Journey (aka Episode Yourself) part of Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Fes, but the male’s story won’t be exactly the same. New events will be added to his path.
Atlus is also changing the battle system by allowing players to control other party members just like Persona 4. While this might blunt Persona 3’s difficulty level, the game has five difficulty levels.
Persona 3 Portable is slated for release on November 1 in Japan. The game will get a simultaneous retail and digital release for PSP Go users, a first for Atlus Japan.